Toward a Feminist Sonic Pedagogy

Research as Listening, co-authored with Meg M. Marquardt

In Amplifying Soundwriting Pedagogies: Integrating Sound into Rhetoric and Writing. Edited by Michael J. Faris, Courtney S. Danforth, and Kyle D. Stedman.

In this chapter, we develop a feminist sonic pedagogy that emphasizes listening, collaboration, embodiment, and positionality to rethink approaches to student research projects. In particular, we reflect on the opportunities that soundwriting offers for incorporating these feminist pedagogical principles. We’ve found that foregrounding listening to research and collaboration opens up space for all sorts of listening, especially to one another in the classroom space, and that collaborative podcasting in particular affords opportunities to promote accessibility through shared skills, experiences, and resources.